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Google I/O 2013 Kicks Off May 15
Google is already sending a save the date to developers excited for Google I/O 2013.
Registration will begin early next year in preparation for the developer conference, which will take place on May 15-17.
No further details have been released, and instead of an updated landing page, Google continues to point interested parties in the direction of the Google I/O 2012 site, where they can relive the excitement and the announcements.
If next year’s extravaganza is anything like the 2012 event, attendees are in for a good time.
At this year’s I/O, Google showed off Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, Google Now, Google+ Events, 3D Google Earth imagery, a new YouTube app, and Chrome and Google Drive for iOS. Not to mention the hardware advancements, including Google’s first tablet, the Nexus 7, and the (now delayed) Nexus Q media hub.
The high-flying fun continued, literally, when Google co-founder Sergey Brin demonstrated Google Glass by presenting live video of four skydivers, wearing the $1,500 glasses, jumping from a blimp and landing on the roof of San Francisco’s Moscone West, inside of which Brin was calmly standing onstage.
“In the record books — the most kick-a** tech demo of all time,” PCMag reporter Damon Poeter wrote in late June, from the audience of the Moscone West.
This year’s event set the bar high, toppling the timid-by-comparison 2011 conference. The two-day Google I/O in May 2011 brought an update to Android 3.1 Honeycomb and a look at 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, plus a peer-to-peer NFC for Android demonstration, and the news that the Chrome Web Store would be expanding around the world.
Stay tuned to the Google Developers Twitter feed for more details about next year’s Google I/O event.
For more, see PCMag’s list of the 16 Coolest Demos at Google I/O 2012 and the slideshow above.
By Stephanie Mlot, PCMag